28th September 2020
Title: The advent and adoption of simultaneous source methods to towed streamer acquisition
Dave Monk holds a PhD in Physics from Nottingham University in the UK, and served as director of geophysics and as a distinguished advisor at Apache Corporation, until his retirement in October, 2019.
Monk started his career on seismic crews in Nigeria and has subsequently been involved in seismic processing and acquisition in most parts of the world. Throughout his career, he has retained an interest in developing innovative ways to acquire, process, and utilize seismic data to improve final interpretation.
An author of over 100 technical papers and articles, as well as a number of patents, Monk has received Best Paper Awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1992), the Canadian SEG (2002), and the Hagedoorn Award from the European Association of Exploration Geophysics (1994).
Monk received Honorary Membership in the Geophysical Society of Houston in 2008 and Life Membership in the SEG in 2009. He served as president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 2012–2013. He was selected to deliver the SEG’s Distinguished Instructor Short Course for 2020, which has been on hold due to Covid, and is likely to deliver this in 2021. He currently serves as an advisor for several geophysics companies including ACTeQ (a survey design software company), GTI (a seismic node manufacturer) and DUG (a seismic processing and cloud computing company).